California's Proposition 8 Was Also About Economics

Our (occasional) Monday gender issue focus: Yesterday, at the Nantucket Film Festival, I watched the HBO documentary, The Case Against 8. Documenting the court battle against California’s Proposition 8, the film introduced me to a memorable group of people that included 2 same-sex couples who wanted…

Cost Benefit Analysis: The Economics of Same-Sex Marriage

The Supreme Court same-sex marriage case is really about government catching up with life. More than 4 decades ago, Nobel laureate Gary Becker explained that we could view the family as a business firm. In order to produce income and…